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Nail Masks: They're A Thing!

If you consider yourself a K-beauty fan and mask hoarder, then you probably think you already know all there is to know when it comes to the different kinds of masks. 24K gold mask? Check! Snail essence mask? Check! But we bet you haven't seen it all yet. 

Just like eye patches and sheet masks, nail masks give off revitalizing ingredients to lock in that necessary hydration in for your hands, repairing ragged cuticles, strengthening your nails and their surrounding skin. Commonly infused with healthy oils like avocado, almond, or coconut, nail masks are the perfect antidote to dry, chipped, dehydrated nails (because nobody wants that!) Plus, it's so easy to use: Simply put the pre-moistened individual masks onto yout fingers, leave it for 15-30 minutes, massage the remaining serum onto it, and voila! Nails worthy of a hand modeling gig! 

So the next time you do your mask shopping, make sure to add a nail mask to your cart too! Here are top three performers you need to try:


Best for: Damaged Nails

Best Bet: The Face Shop Paraffin Nutrition Nail Pack

For those suffering from dry and damaged nails, these nail masks are perfect for you! It exfoliates rough skin surrounding your nails and aids in the repairing of any damage from your previous gel and/or glitter nail polish. The result: Strong, beautiful and moisturized digits! 


Best for: Aging Fingertips

Best Bet: Miss Spa Pre-Treated Nail Sleeves, Soften and Nourish

Our hands are one of the first spots to show signs of aging, so they need all the TLC they can get. So make sure to repair and soften your cuticles every once in a while! Containing ingredients like beeswax, shea butter and collagen, these nail masks deliver moisture while also preventing signs of aging, damage and cracking.


Best for: Dry and Brittle Nails

Best Bet: Purederm Fingernail Mask

These nail masks are packed with a blend of Argan oil, coconut extract, and paraffin wax to help strengthen, protect and nourish your nail and cuticles. It also moisturizes to stop brittle nails from breaking. For best results, show your hands some TLC and follow it up with an intensive healing hand cream.


Lead photo via @puredermph